Jessners Directions

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This is a medium depth peel most beneficial for those with damaged skin and cyctic acne. It is not recommended for overly dry types or pigmented skin.

*If you have melasma, are heavily pigmented, darker skinned or have a tan, we suggest you first treat the pigment with a bleaching/fading gel prior to peel usage.

Important Contraindications of Chemical Peels:

You should not have a chemical peel if you will continue to have excessive sun exposure. Active Herpes Simplex (have a doctor prescribe Zovirax for you), Warts, history of Keloidal scarring, Any type of recent facial surgical procedures. You should not have a chemical peel if you've used Accutane in the last year (it will increase your chances of scarring), or if you are pregnant or lactating or have an aspirin allergy! If you have any auto immune diseases, prior peel sensitivities, sebhorrehic dermatitis, collagen disease, atopics, eczema (et. Al.), have had any recent radioactive or Chemotherapy treatments - have sunburn, windburn or broken skin or have recently waxed or have recently used a depilatory such as Nair or use Vaniqua.

Preparing for Your Chemical Peel

For the best results, you should follow a skin care regimen which may include the use of AHAs, Retin A, Kojic Acid, Alpha Arbutin, etc. to prepare your skin’s surface, and even out the skin tone itself. *EX- Serum 15 and Vitamin C Complex daily. This will make the peel more effective and will make your skin less likely you hyper-pigment. * Make sure you have a supply of SPF (100% uva & uvb) to protect your skin before and after the peel. A minimum of 25 is required. Helping your skin to heal After your peel it will be important to moisturize your skin with a quality, healing ointment. We recommend Emu oil , Bacitracin, or another comparable product to be applied 4-5 hours after peel has completed and been rinsed.

After your peel

Your skin will feel as though you have a sunburn. It may be pink-red and feel tight. Use a gentle cleanser 1-2x per day (do not scrub your skin), pat dry and apply a moisturizing ointment. (Emu). DO NOT EVER tug on ANY skin that is peeling from your face (even if it is just hanging there). You can cause excessive damage resulting in severe scarring if you tear off a piece that is still attached at the end. *Most people will start to flake between days 2-4 and will finish in 6-7 days.

  • 1st day – Pink/red depending on how many layers of solution applied. Slightly tight.
  • 2nd day – Red/brownish coloring, a bit tighter feeling.
  • 3rd day – Dry, leathery appearance. A bit of cracking/peeling around most active areas of face (mouth, chin, nose).
  • 4th + day – Darker brown where skin has not peeled. Pink areas where skin has peeled. Very uneven texture (make up will not be able to cover).


The Jessners solution should be applied no more than:
1-3 layers = 1x every 2-3 weeks.
3-6 layers = 1x every 4-8 weeks.
*This method is recommended in a professional setting only.
*Always perform a patch test 24 hours prior to application to test for sensitivity.

Warning to client:

Your skin condition and overall health are the biggest factors in determining if you are a good candidate for a Jessners peel. Applying this product without proper consultation constitutes as using at your own risk. If you have any concerns as to whether you should be applying this peel, please see your doctor or dermatologist.

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